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in his home. catherine heenan is standing >>catherine: newtown is 80 miles northeast of new york city. the scene of the shooting, is a relatively wealthy community founded 3=hundred years ago, just after nine this morning, it became the scene of one of the country's >> i just got a message saying there was an unconfirmed shooting >> we immediately jumped in the car and came down here >>catherine: parents arriving at the school found a nightmare scene. >> "i just heard the principal was shot and killed. i heard some kids were shot. a teacher mrs. hammons was shot." >>catherine: the shooter apparently arrived in this car, parked outside the main entrance. he began firing as soon as he entered the building. >> pop, pop, pop in the hall. and they all heard it. there were about seven people in the meeting room. they heard that sound in the hall. and they -- she said three people went out into the hall, the principal, the vice principal and the school psychologist. and t only one person came back, which was the vice principal, who was shot in the leg or the foot. >>catherine: police respond
by the tragedy as the president and as a parent. a coalition of lawmakers including the new york city mayor has called on the president to send a bill to congress addressing gun violence. >> local churches are offering prayers for those stricken with grief. >> we will pray for the families. >> reporter: about a hundred people came together to find hope and comfort through prayer last night at the goss pell church in oakland. the pastor preempted the regular friday night service and called for people of faith to unite and stand together. >> realizing that when things happen all we have is each other. you know to hold each other up whether we are in california or concouldn't. >> children and adults stood in a circle, held hands and prayed for the families in connecticut struggling to come to terms with their grief and loss. other churches will be holding similar services this weekend. >>> still much more coverage ahead on the connecticut school shooting. you can post your sympathies by going to the ktv channel 2 facebook page where you can share your thoughts on our wall. >> caltrain service
to this one. the president has alluded to the gun control issue. right after that, new york issued a stinging statement enough. we need immediate action. seen is leadership - not from congress." our political analyst micahel yaki -- to get his insight on the debate. >> the problem is that this comes up and nothing happens. 1994, the assault weapons passed. but no new gun-control legislation. they have spent a ton of money and republicans took the house. it has basically been the status quo. >> let me give you a couple of statistics. these are from australia. the highest honor of gun ownership 88. guns per 100 people is right here in the united states. a 9000 people killed and united states and germany was at second place at 170. we are going to hear the debate that it is not done that' gone back kill people--but it is the will to kill people. not guns. >> we have a system that is broken as far as how people can get guns it is too easy in the united states. there are loopholes. people say the mentally ill should not get them up but if your adjudicated from the mentally ill you cannot get one.
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